LSU students fight to keep teachers

Fundraising to save jobs

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 5:22pm

While most LSU fans have Tiger football on the brain, one group of tailgaters hopes to remind people about the calls being made off the field.

LSU senior, Hollis Carter, is one a rescue mission to save her favorite teacher at LSU. Carter learned that her German teacher, Angelika Roy, is one of 13 instructors who will lose their jobs in January. It's part of a big cut into the foreign language department. A few weeks back, school officials announced they'd be dropping four LSU language degree programs.

Carter and a small group of friends will spend tomorrow fundraising, handing out popsicles and homemade fans to tailgaters in return for cash donations. More importantly, they want to raise awareness. The plan is to get as many students as they can to join their cause and fight the cuts.

"Hopefully it will show that people are upset about this and that students want to do something about this," says Carter.

Carter says she hopes to garner support from fellow students and maybe, eventually, get the administration to take them seriously.

If you'd like to give a donation or see how you can help, visit Carter and her friends on campus across from the LSU police station tomorrow before the game.


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